Editor's Choice - Our Favorite YCTECH Aquarium Water Changers

1. YCTECH Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner: 6 Watt Automatic Filter Gravel Cleaning | Fish Tank Sand Clea...

User Ratings: 41 15

YCTECH First Impressions

"Very high quality."

You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. Definitely worth the money spent on the product. I wish i had bought this the first time. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. This water pump certainly takes much of those hassle out of water changes. I let everything soak in water and washed with safe dish soap before using.

  • YCTECH Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner: 6 Watt Automatic Filter Gravel Cleaning | Fish Tank Sand Cleaner | Sludge Extractor | Water Changer | Sand Washing | Dirt Suction
  • Application: This aquarium electric gravel sand washer is suitable for daily fish tank cleaning or water change maintenance,Suit for freshwater and seawater. Easy To Install And Use
  • Cleaning mode: sand washing mode and suction mode, this sand washing device can effectively clean the sand at the bottom of the fish tank or suck away the excess dirt at the bottom of the fish tank.
  • Water change mode: When using the water change mode, please install the water pipe at the package to easily change the water.
  • Power is 6W, powerful water pump motor can provide the maximum flow of 92 GPH. Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly. Save your time and reduce fatigue.
  • With Flexible Structure: You Can Adjust The Flexible Hose To Appropriate Length According To Depth Of Your Aquarium to suit for both shallow and deep aquarium,water low level can reach 1.97In - 3.94In.it is also equip with soft water hose, it is more easy to empoty the water out or add water.
  • Manufacture: YCTECH
  • Editor's Impressions Of The YCTECH
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YCTECH Final Thoughts

"This was perfect."

I pushed the tip down into the substrate and pulled the ditritus out right away. Now, the water change is a piece of cake. It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one! I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. Had a minor issue which their service department addressed immediately. I had to shake the substrate out of the bottom inch of the tube only twice! I let everything soak in water and washed with safe dish soap before using.

Overall Score
3.6


(207 Points)

2. COODIA Electric Auto Aquarium Gravel Cleaner,4 in 1 Automatic Sludge Extractor Water Changer for Fis...

User Ratings: 46 16

COODIA First Impressions

"Fairly easy set up."

It eliminates spilled and dripping water on my carpet and floors. I take that off to hit the fine crevices. I bought this one and I absolutely love it. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. The easy siphoning of fish debris used to be a pain to do. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful.

  • COODIA Electric Auto Aquarium Gravel Cleaner,4 in 1 Automatic Sludge Extractor Water Changer for Fish Plant Tanks,DC12V Safe Voltage 18W
  • 4 in 1 design that it combines the gravel cleaner, water changer, alge cleaner and waste extractor. Ideal for complete aquarium cleaning or quick spot maintenance
  • With the pump installed close to the end allows you to clean the tanks with lower water leavel compared with other cleaners.
  • A strong pump easily removes particles from topmost layer of substrate without disturbing the bottom layer of gravel.
  • The filter bag collects the particles and dirts while the clear water is returned to the tank. Easy to take apart for cleaning.
  • Unlike the other electric cleaners, this COODIA grave cleaner runs on DC 12V, which is safe voltage provided by an adapter( the input of adapter is 110V)
  • Manufacture: COODIA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COODIA
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COODIA Final Thoughts

"Great hose."

I had to put the goldfish into the other 5-gallon tank, and then do the water change. It does the job I need it to,very effective. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. I take that off to hit the fine crevices. I think this vacuum is a smart design by someone. It works great and was fairly inexpensive compared to other similar products. Almost a must have for anyone with an aquarium.

Overall Score
3.7


(458 Points)

3. Cocoarm Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Fish Tank Cleaning Kit Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Kit Long Nozz...

User Ratings: 51

Cocoarm First Impressions

"Great hose."

My prior one took several squeezes and I had to hold a finger over the outlet. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. I got this to replace my previous siphon, which was falling apart and pretty nasty. 5 gallons- it works amazingly well. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. I THINK most likely it came from the factory because it had a industrial smell to it. It fills buckets faster than my old siphon.

  • Cocoarm Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Fish Tank Cleaning Kit Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Kit Long Nozzle Water Changer for Quick Water Changing, Sand and Gravel Cleaning
  • KEEP THE FISH TANK CLEAN - Clean gravel, siphon the fish excrement and other debris by the filter mesh bag, then the clean water will permeate from the bag and flow into tank, also can drain out water through outlet pipe, which ensure the cleanness and won't soil your hands.
  • ADJUSTABLE FLEXIBLE HOSE - You can adjust the flexible hose to appropriate length according to depth of your aquarium to suit for both shallow and deep aquarium, maximum water level can reach 29.53 Inch with adjustable height from 40cm to 95cm. It is also equipped with soft water hose,it is more easy to empty the water out or add water.
  • HARMLESS TO FISH - This Aquarium Gravel Cleaner is made of high quality ABS plastic and electric components, which guarantees its safety and long-term use. The soft tube included is harmless to fishes, eco-friendly and no peculiar smell.
  • EASY TO OPERATE - Just press the power button to start, place the cleans as the position you desire to clean fish excrete and other dirt in the aquarium. Supported two suction pipe sizes, suitable for both small and large aquariums.
  • MULTIPLE FUNCTION - This Filter Cleaner can be used for water change, empty your aquarium when you connect a hose t outlet, energy saving and preventing jamming, and also can suck up any debris in your aquarium tank like fish feed,fish poops,or dead water plant leaves,feeding medicine food and so on.
  • Manufacture: Cocoarm
  • Product Dimensions: 17.72 x 5.12 x 2.76 inches; 13.93 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Cocoarm
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Cocoarm Final Thoughts

"There is no leak at all."

You won't go wrong with this product. It does the same work, only better and in half the time. The shower mode make more oxygen just like an airstone. I bought this one and I absolutely love it. Most of the time I just took out half tank then top off with fresh water. It's really a super super great tool. Soft tubing, large debris basket, hand pump to get it to flow.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

4. AQQA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Siphon Kit,6 in 1 Electric Automatic Removable Vacuum Water Changer,M...

User Ratings: 62

AQQA First Impressions

"YOU CAN'T BEAT THEM."

It's too small, just wash that baby out at the sink. I bought this one and I absolutely love it. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. So this thing has alot of parts and poor instructions. Thank you for making my job easier. I was using a regular siphon gravel cleaner and it was painstaking.

  • AQQA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Siphon Kit,6 in 1 Electric Automatic Removable Vacuum Water Changer,Multifunction Wash Sand Suck The Stool Filter 110V/20W 320GPH
  • 【Multifuncation Aquarium Gravel Cleaner】The main function is ①automatic changer water ②sand washer ③debris cleaning ④water filter ⑤water shower ⑥water cycle,With this product,make your fish tank cleaning activities are time-saving and efficient.
  • 【Complete Accessories, High Quality】①360° Brush Head,can clean the dirt on the wall of the fish tank ②45 ° Corner Suction Inlet,Used to clean fine sand ③Duckbill Suction Inlet with spatula,Used to absorb debris and feces at the bottom of the fish tank. If can’t suck it up, you can use a Plastic spatula ④360 ° Water Intake Strainer with suction cups,used change water, add water ⑤Gravel Washer with filter sponge,used wash sand ⑥Water Shower with Filter Bag,used turtle showering and filter
  • 【Extendable Handle Suitable For All Fish Tanks】The tube can be extended from 16.9 inches to 33.6 inches,just turn on the switch at the junction of the pipe to extend the pipe.suitable for various sizes of fish tanks,never worry about your hands being not long enough and the fish tank is too high.External switch for easy operation,Please note that the switch is not waterproof, please stay away from water.
  • 【Upgrade Electric Water Changer, Cleaning is Easier】Electric Water pump provides powerful power,rapid change water,effectively clean up impurities in the fish tank.The incident that made you clean the fish tank is no longer so hard.The starting water level can be as low as 2in and the pumping as low as 0.3in.Equipped ceramic shaft,Very quiet operation.
  • 【Fast And Convenient Installation And Disassembly】The assembly is very simple, you can assemble in order, without any other tools,can be disassembled and freely assembled to meet your different needs.When you don't need to use it, it can be disassembled and stored without taking up space.
  • Manufacture: AQQA
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AQQA Final Thoughts

"I will try again."

Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. The speed of water removal works for cleaning an occupied tank. I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon! Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. Instead, I would suck from the end of the tube until water came out. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver!

Overall Score
4.2


(3 Points)

5. Marina Easy Clean Water Changer

User Ratings: 68 3

Marina 11041 First Impressions

"Get one it's great!"

It eliminates spilled and dripping water on my carpet and floors. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I haven't tried all the function tools this kit provided. I may still return this BUT I'm going to try once again. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. And suddenly it began running again! It was quiet and I could sink it into the aquarium and stir up the substrate.

  • Marina Easy Clean Water Changer
  • Complete gravel cleaner and water changing system
  • Brass adapter fits securely to most standard faucets
  • Use of the valve regulates water flow
  • Built with an exclusive gravel guard, ensuring no gravel is trapped in the hose
  • 18-inch-long gravel cleaning tube with 50-foot hose
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 18.3 x 16.5 inches; 7.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 11041
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Marina 11041 Final Thoughts

"Multiple uses."

But all in all, I'm relieved and happy! I put the water from the from yard into a 58 qt bin first. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. I take that off to hit the fine crevices. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. I let everything soak in water and washed with safe dish soap before using.

Overall Score
4.4


(163 Points)

6. POPETPOP Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Cleaner Washer Siphon Water Changer with Glass Wip...

User Ratings: 28 36

POPETPOP First Impressions

"Oh my gosh!"

Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. It doesn't try to eat the rocks like the triangular head does. I wish i had bought this the first time. I just don't know why I didn’t order it sooner. I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon! It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor.

  • POPETPOP Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Cleaner Washer Siphon Water Changer with Glass Wiper
  • Comes with glass wiper, easy to install and use.
  • Remove the dirty things from the bottom of your aquarium effectively.
  • Suitable for both small and large aquariums.
  • Also be used as a water siphon for water changes, or to empty your aquarium when you connect a hose to outlet.
  • Adjustable height. Hose filter bag included.
  • Manufacture: POPETPOP
  • Product Dimensions: 31.5 x 3.94 x 1.18 inches; 5.28 Ounces
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POPETPOP Final Thoughts

"Wish I got one sooner!"

This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. And suddenly it began running again! It's too small, just wash that baby out at the sink. It is simple, but not without being a very thoughtfully designed product. I could see it working for 10 gallons, especially with a little experience. But all in all, I'm relieved and happy! Love the item and recommend this seller!

Overall Score
3.1


(10 Points)

7. ACEONE Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 2Pcs 30ml Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper, Fi...

User Ratings: 50

ACEONE First Impressions

"This was perfect."

I let everything soak in water and washed with safe dish soap before using. So much better than my smaller python. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME! - Multiple head attachment for different tasks. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy.

  • ACEONE Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 2Pcs 30ml Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper, Fish Tank Cleaning Waste Remover, Aquarium Gravel Cleaning Straw
  • 【Qualified Material】 Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper is made of premium non-toxic plastic material for durable and practical use. It will not harm your fish. You can use it rest assure.
  • 【Easy To Use】 The amount of water absorbed by dropper can be adjusted by controlling the strength of grasping the dropper end. Please clean the item before use.
  • 【Scales Design】 With 4 scales on the pipe (10ml/ 15ml/ 20ml/ 30ml), and clear printed scales on the pipe. This Aquarium Water Transfer tool is printed with clear and precise scale, easy for you to measure the liquid.
  • 【Keep Fish Tank Clean】 The Aquarium Gravel Cleaning Straw can remove the dirt and residual feed at the bottom of fish tank. Perfect for stirring up waste and sucking it up without stressing the fish out too much. Help to keep your fish tank clean.
  • 【Widely Use】 This Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper is also suitable for brine shrimps and red worms feeding after food unfreezing and living feed or small particles of liquid feed.
  • Manufacture: ACEONE
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ACEONE Final Thoughts

"TIME SAVER!"

The nuisance has certainly yielded me from cleaning tank more often. Perhaps if it gets a piece of sand in the pump then it freezes or seizes. Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. I wish i had bought this the first time. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. Soft tubing, large debris basket, hand pump to get it to flow.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

8. Siphon Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Fish Tank Vacuum Water Changer

User Ratings: 37 31

WAGA First Impressions

"It's so easy."

I washed mine with mild dish soap and the small was gone. Gets the turtle poos and I dont have to empty my tank every 2 weeks! Once you practice with it some its a really nice thing to have. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. And kind of shook it and tested it by plugging it in. I washed mine with mild dish soap and the small was gone. I put it together in a cinch and was off and running.

  • Siphon Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Fish Tank Vacuum Water Changer
  • 1. Put water changer in the fish tank on the other end of the water outlet in the bucket.
  • 2. Open the tap (without the tap can be omitted this step).
  • 3. Extruded lightly the gas chamber and adjust the inlet position to the water intake in time.
  • 4. Remove the characteristics of the feces or sundries in the fish tank.
  • Manufacture: WAGA
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WAGA Final Thoughts

"So worth the money."

You can't get a better product for such a decent price! Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. I did not receive the glass scraper with mine, but don't think I'd use it anyways. This has made it a lot easier to clean our fish tank. It's too small, just wash that baby out at the sink. The item's weren't dirty or greasy or anything, but the smell was pretty strong. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care.

Overall Score
3.5


(3 Points)

9. uxcell Aquarium Clean Vacuum Water Change Gravel Fish Tank Siphon Pump Filter 2.1m

User Ratings: 47 36

uxcell a15102600ux0365 First Impressions

"Nothing bad to say."

So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME! Almost a must have for anyone with an aquarium. It's really a super super great tool. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. I put it together in a cinch and was off and running.

  • uxcell Aquarium Clean Vacuum Water Change Gravel Fish Tank Siphon Pump Filter 2.1m
  • Color: Blue, White; Package Content: 1 x Aquarium Cleaning Pump
  • Total Size: Length:2.1M/7Ft; Material: Plastic,PVC; Hand-actuate Pump Dia.: 60mm/2.4"
  • Product Name: Aquarium Cleaning Pump; Net Weight: 143g;Water Intake Part Diameter: 45mm/1.8"
  • Hose Diameter: 16mm/0.6"; Outlet Diameter: 10mm/0.4"
  • Easy to use this pump, ideal for water changing and gravel cleaning.
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Product Dimensions: 82.68 x 2.36 x 2.36 inches; 5.04 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a15102600ux0365
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uxcell a15102600ux0365 Final Thoughts

"Works perfectly!"

It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one! Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. Definitely worth the money spent on the product. You can't get a better product for such a decent price! It is not good to let the goldfish encounter the cold water directly. Water changing+ vacuuming, you can use it as powerhead to make more water movement. But It always ended up messy with water on the floor.

Overall Score
3.0


(14 Points)

10. Fortune-star Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit New Quick Fish Tank Cleaner with Vacuum Siphon Vac for Wate...

Fortune-star First Impressions

"Wish were a tad longer."

Love the item and recommend this seller! I had to put the goldfish into the other 5-gallon tank, and then do the water change. It is not good to let the goldfish encounter the cold water directly. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. This siphon really sucks, and I'm glad I bought it. Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon!

  • Fortune-star Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit New Quick Fish Tank Cleaner with Vacuum Siphon Vac for Water Changer Cleaning Pump with Air-Pressing Button
  • 【Novel Design】The handle is specially designed for easy pressing, and the comfortable grip makes it easy to press down without effort. The working principle of the water changer is gravity, does not require electricity, and absolutely safe. This sand cleaner is quiet when it works, but the electric fish tank water changer makes noise when it works.
  • 【Multifunction】Fortune-Star Filter Gravel Cleaner suit of all your requirements for fish tank.Can be used to rake gravel(Level the ground); Sand and gravel cleaning(clear away the powder particles); Fecal absorption( clean fish feces); Quick changing the water (stronger suction to easily change the water).The aquarium has always been kept clean and beautiful.
  • 【Easy operation】accessories: 1 * Air pressure control mechanism (with a fixed valve); 2 * Lengthened air inlet pipe; 1 * Extension pipe connector; 1 * Water outlet hose (the water pipe can be cut off as needed); 1 *Water flow clamp (easy to adjust the water flow); easy to use: if you don't know how to use it, please refer to the instruction manual, connect the device, and press the air pressure button until the water flows out steadily,then wait for it to complete its work by itself
  • 【Scope of application】Fortune Star Aquarium gravel cleaning fish tank kit is suitable for aquariums of various sizes. There are two lengthened inlet pipes and an 82-inch long outlet pipe, which can be adjusted to the appropriate length according to the size of your aquarium, and the water changer will not affect the fish during use.
  • 【After-sales service 】We strive to provide the best satisfaction for all our customers. If you are not satisfied with our aquarium gravel cleaner kit, please feel free to contact us and we will send you a replacement or give you a full refund.
  • Clean the aquarium regularly to provide a healthy and clean living environment for underwater friends.
  • Put the water inlet pipe into the aquarium, press the air pressure button until there is a steady flow of water, the next thing to do is to wait.
  • Connect the white inlet pipe to the port wiht the filter.
  • Manufacture: Fortune-star
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fortune-star
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Fortune-star Final Thoughts

"It works well."

The water gets going fast too so be careful lol thanks so much! It's really a super super great tool. I got this to replace my previous siphon, which was falling apart and pretty nasty. Love the item and recommend this seller! This water pump certainly takes much of those hassle out of water changes. I got this to replace my previous siphon, which was falling apart and pretty nasty. I may still return this BUT I'm going to try once again.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

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